Powell’s ‘half-full’ U.S. glass sturdy but still at risk for spills as Fed meets

FILE PHOTO: Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell testifies before a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on the "Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to Congress" on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, U.S., July 11, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell has taken a glass-half-full view of the U.S. economy but the trouble may be that the glass has gotten smaller and has a few cracks. Over the next week it risks losing a few drops as deadlines approach for the United States to impose new tariffs on […]

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